Colombia's Peace Process: Progress and Prospects

February 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm

Colombia's Peace Process

Skylight Room
The Graduate Center, CUNY

“Colombia’s Peace Process: Offline and Online Spaces”
Elvira María Restrepo, University of Miami

“Colombia’s Peace Implementation: Historical Context and Challenges”
Mary Roldán, Hunter College, CUNY

Moderator: Mauricio Font, Bildner Center

Elvira María Restrepo (Ph.D., Oxford University) is currently a University of Miami Professor. She spent the 2017 year as Special Advisor to Colombia’s President on peace building. Her current research and teaching interests cross the disciplinary boundaries of conflict studies, criminal justice and peace-building, with a special focus on Colombia.

Mary Roldán (Ph.D., Harvard University) is the Dorothy Epstein Chair in Latin American History at Hunter College and a faculty appointment in Latin American history at the Graduate Center, (CUNY). Her research, writing and teaching interests include violence and peace studies. She serves on the editorial boards of the Latin American Research Review (LARR), Historia Critica (UAndes, Bogotá) and Estudios Sociales (UNacional, Bogotá).

Mauricio Font is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and Professor of Sociology at The Graduate Center and Queens College, CUNY. Professor Font’s most recent publication is The State and the Private Sector in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).


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